Nadir Divanbegi Medressa
The Nadir Divanbegi Medressa was built as a caravanserai, but the khan thought it was a medressa and it dutifully became one in 1622....
The Kukeldash Medressa, built in 1569 by Abdullah II, was at the time the biggest Islamic school in Central Asia. It now hosts an...
On the east side of Lyabi-Hauz is a statue of Hoja Nasruddin, a semi-mythical ‘wise fool’ who appears in Sufi teaching-tales around the...
This pioneering, family-run cafe has good coffee available and well-intended, if rather slow service. There's a selection of sweet items...
Occupying a large, newly built property just a short stroll from Lyabi-Hauz, this self-styled chaikhana is actually a full restaurant...
Char Minar information
Photogenic little Char Minar, in a maze of alleys between Pushkin and Hoja Nurabad, bears more relation to Indian styles than to anything Bukharan. This was the gatehouse of a long-gone medressa built in 1807. The name means ‘Four Minarets’ in Tajik, although they aren’t strictly speaking minarets but rather decorative towers.